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This week we feature the original Victorian hottie, Lord Byron.  This guy was so smooth they had to create a new word just to describe him, “byronic.”  While he was technically not alive in the Victorian era, he inspired many Victorian writers (Mr. Darcy, anyone?) and was a leading figure in the Romantic movement which persisted into the Victorian era.  His emo-allure set an impossible example for generations of men after him.  Thank you, Lord Byron, for being the original tall, dark, handsome, and brooding idol.

See also blog post on Victorian Fashion, Tip #6, every man looks better in a dressing gown